Saturday, July 2, 2016
CHANGE - Crimean Tatars call on Turkey to reconsider position on peninsula's Russian status.
CHANGE - Crimean Tatars call on Turkey to reconsider position on peninsula's Russian status. (RBTH).
The Crimean Tatars have called on Turkey to reconsider its position on Crimea and recognize the peninsula's Russian status, says Remzi Ilyasov, head of the Qirim movement, considered the largest association of Crimean Tatars in Crimea today.
"We call on the Turkish government to approach issues dealing with Crimea and the Kiev regime in general, in a very balanced manner,” says Ilyasov in RIA Novosti. “The choice of the Crimeans must be respected. Turkey should reconsider its position on Crimea and recognize the Crimean peninsula's Russian status.”
Ilyasov believes that the recognition of Crimea as part of Russia will help strengthen security in the Black Sea region.
Moreover, according to Vzglyad the Crimean Tatars are calling on the Turkish government not to be influenced by the speculations of the Kiev government and former Crimean politicians that they say distort the situation in Crimea.
Ilyasov suggests that the Crimean Tatars are ready to become "the bridge of friendship" between Russia and Turkey.
"We Crimean Tatars hope that the friendship and goodwill between Russia and Turkey will only get stronger," says Ilyasov. Read the full story here.